Candidates who hold non-Indian passports, will only be treated as international candidates for IISc admissions. As per the judgment dated 03.02.2023 passed in Writ Petition (Civil) 891 of 2021 by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the OCI/PIO candidates shall be considered as Indian nationals under the following two categories:
- Category-1: OCI students who have obtained their qualifying degree* while living (or domiciled) in India. These Category-1 students will apply through regular admission portal
OCI students other than those in Category 1. These students have obtained the qualifying degrees* while staying in foreign country. They will apply through the current international student admission portal.
For UG admissions, it is 10+2 or equivalent
For M.Tech. and research admissions, it is B.S. (4 year)/B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc./M.Tech.
As per the judgment dated 03.02.2023 passed in Writ Petition (Civil) 891 of 2021 by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the OCI/PIO candidates shall be considered as Indian nationals. Depending on their domicile status, they can qualify for admission through KVPY/ JEE/ NEET/ GATE/ MTech degree, etc. also.
For example, an OCI candidate (Category 1/2) get selected to our UG program by taking KVPY/JEE; candidate will be treated as a national student and will be counted against the seats allocated for Indian citizens. Similarly, based on GATE score or performance during MTech course works, an OCI candidate may be called to appear for an interview for the Institute’s PhD program (along with other Indian/International candidates) and get selected; the candidate will be counted against seats meant for Indian citizens. The selected PhD candidate will be treated as an Indian student and will be entitled to the Institute fellowship.